It was really sunny but quite cold today. We had to talk a lot to keep warm!
Marjorie : The dyed wool plait she had got in Nimbin in vibrant pinks, blues, greens, and yellows. You need sunglasses to look at it. She also shared that some of our things were as good as if not better than the things she had seen at the exhibition at eh Nimbin gallery especially Sheila’s felted slippers . She noted their felted slippers had a rubber solution on the bottom for better grip but that that solution was expensive.
Alexis: Stunning and stylish red poppy hat in reds and black. Photo does not do it justice. She is debating whether to put beads in for the centre of the poppy. We thought that to be a good idea. Oranges and lemons. Books and booklets of patterns for us to share.
Hilary: A brown pair of alpaca fingerless mittens with little cream alpacas and a pair of mustardy coloured fingerless mittens with cute little creatures with beady eyes.
Beth: The sashiko pieces she had made at the workshop at the weekend and some things to look at if we wanted to find out more about it. She said it was well worth learning and was very excited to be able to use those sewing techniques now.
Monday brought us another colourfest. We use all sorts of colours but we believe bold is beautiful. On a cold winter’s day you need to see this kind of vibrant colour to lift your spirits. Top left is the locally dyed wool which Marjorie had messaged through to us during our meeting from where she is on the Gold Coast. Such rich tropical colours. Top right is Karin’s beautiful crocheted blanket which was so cheerful and uplifting. We all loved those bright colours. Bottom left is Margaret’s trio of yarn skeins for which she had won first prize at the Royal Adelaide Show one year. She had them in her cupboard and brought them along because it’s nearly Show time again! There’s the pink mohair, the lavender cold dyed wool and the black spun with beads. They are all very special. Then, Sheila tipped out a bag of colourful alpaca fleece which she had dyed. The cascading colour caught everyone’s eye. We don’t know what she’ll be doing with it but it will be good to find out. Colours like this are good medicine. They are very positive in their impact.
People are always on the look out for that colour, or a colour or a special colour. Alexis is always good at providing something a bit different or something which you specifically need. She responded to some requests last week that we could see some of her colourways. The table was just a waterfall of colour and the wool just looked superb and made everyone talk about colours, projects and ideas. Colour promotes quality converstions. It just does. Meryl was taken with the greens and was imagining how she would use them and then how she could make them look more effective. Marina was looking for some purply/violet/lavendar color to spin up and ply with her newly dyed lavender alpaca fleece which she was already spinning. That was such a lovely colour feast from Alexis and we thank her.